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Smarter skin with diagnostic tattoo (photos)

A miniature diagnostic device with the mechanical properties of skin was developed by engineers at the University of Illinois.
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A miniature diagnostic device with the mechanical properties of skin was developed by engineers at the University of Illinois. It can be mounted directly to the wrist or anywhere on the human body for EMG and other measurements.

The circuit almost becomes part of the skin as it bends, wrinkles, and stretches.

Components in the circuit include sensors, LEDs, transistors, radio frequency capacitors, wireless antennas, and conductive coils and solar cells.

For more on this new breakthrough device, read the blog  by CNET's Elizabeth Ann Moore.

 

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The patch can be applied to the forehead for EEG and other measurements as well.

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The disposable patch peels off easily.

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The electronic device incorporates sensors, diagnostics, and communications into an ultra-thin and flexible patch.

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The device mimics the mechanical properties of skin.

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The circuitry's filaments are serpentine-shaped, allowing the device to be squeezed.

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The device can even be bent, stretched, and scrunched.

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t can also be placed over a temporary tattoo for at least partial concealment.

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